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department and tsa and fbi, laso and other agencies, we'll treat this incident with the unified command, many, many details as you're interested will not be given out at this point. we will not speak about the nature of injuries and not speak about the identity of the suspect. the investigation is being handled by the fbi. with the cooperation of the los angeles police department. again, a tremendous unified response. i know this region worries about its airport because of the complex issues involved with various jurisdictions. it was handled very well today, thank you. >> hold on one second. we'll next hear from fbi special agent in charge, special agent b bowitch to talk about the situation. >> david bodich, bowdich. first off, we're working hand in hand with our partners here to include the los angeles police department, the l.a. airport police and respect to this investigation. this investigation is ongoing. i'll give you very little facts, very few facts. we're working with the u.s. attorneys office as well as our partners. i'm not going to talk about the victims today. we still have peo
is a tsa agent themselves. we don't know what the situation is or any reports. you're right. that's what happened and when it happened as far as we can tell at this point. >> mike, stand by with me, pete williams our justice correspondent here. pete, what do we know from tsa or fbi. >> without saying where the information comes from at this point, talking to a variety of authorities, a large number of agencies including lapd, which i believe is in charge here, it does seem like it's over is the best information we have at this point. it's very sketchy information back in washington. it does seem like it's over. they are trying to figure out precisely who was shot. it does appear -- initial reports say and we'll be cautious to say these are the initial reports. it's going to take a few minutes to work out exactly what happened. it seems like at least two people were shot. the man with the rifle who shot apparently a tsa employee. that's the person you saw, we believe, being put into the ambulance. then the person with the gun himself was shot. so we know of only two shooting victims, but
point tsa officers not armed or shot, one is killed. >> he preceded to the screening area and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: authorities say after shooting his way through the security check point the gunman makes it all the way down this hallway and stopped by authorities here near a burger king in the food court area, hundreds run for their lives. >> it was complete panic. people were screaming. you know, children crying. >> cure and utter may ham. people tripping over each other. bags everywhere. crying, screaming. >> everybody started like flying down the hallway and they were just like jumping over chairs, jumping over people. hiding in -- we were kind of trapped at the end of the terminal. >> trapped with nowhere else to escape some run on the airport tarmac and others use everything they can to protect them severals. >> second shots and i grabbed luggage and made walls and walls out of luggage and seen the guy walking towards the edlator. >> after making it hundreds of feet the gunman is shot by police multiple times in t
for their lives, hiding under benches, fleeing on to the tarmac. at least one tsa officer is dead. multiple others, injured. new pictures coming in now, including a weapon at the scene. face-to-face with the shooter. we'll speak live to a witness who saw the gunman inside the airport. he calls the scene mass pandemonium. who is this suspect? breaking details from law enforcement sources on the ground and here in washington about a possible motive. i'm wolf blitzer. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is a "situation room" special report, shooting at l.a.x. >>> you're looking at live pictures from los angeles inrn are on the scene at this hour. the investigation, an intense investigation, is certainly under way. they are trying to piece together what happened when police say a man pulled an assault rifle from a bag and began shooting -- a shooting rampage at a security checkpoint. this was the scene inside the airport. crowds of people taking cover in a bathroom stall. lots of shattered glass and a screening area torn upside down. outside the airport, a ma
to be an employee-focused event having to do with tsa, so while it is not good, it's not some huge terrible random incident. i have heard radio reports coming in, chagrinned and inconvenienced travelers who are stuck in the airport loop and some who managed to get out and go to another airport, but i don't get the sense that this is being taken as a huge terrible incident. >> i want to update those of you tuning in as to what you are seeing on your screen. this is the lax, at around 9:30 this morning l.a. time there are reports that a gunman walked into terminal three at the airport and opened fire. the initial reports indicate the gunman had a gun, a rifle. we some images that showed what appeared to be a rifle. the official word from the officials in los angeles is one person has been taken into custody, and there have been multiple injuries. now knbc talking to a witness over the telephone a short time ago. we want you to listen to what he said. >> i was in the virgin america terminal, waiting in line for security on the upper mezzanine, and we were just standing there in line, and somebody sta
police department, tsa, fbi and other agencies. we will treat this incident with the unified command. many, many details as you are interested, will not be given out at this point. we will not speak about the nature of injuries. we will not speak about the identity of the suspects. the investigation is being handled by the fbi. with the cooperation of the los angeles police department. again, you know, tremendous unified response. i know that this region worries about its airport because of the complex issues involved with various jurisdictions, was handled very well today. >> next hear from fbi special agent in charge, special agent -- talk a little bit about the investigation. >>. >> special agent in charge of the fbi. first off, we're working hand in hand with our partners here to include the los angeles, the l.a. airport police with respect to this investigation. this investigation is ongoing. we're working with the u.s. attorneys office as well as our partners. i'm not going to talk about the victims today. we still have people we have to be in contact with in the meantime. we a
one person may have been injured, a tsa agent, and there are reports that another person may have been injured this. the federal officials are now saying the incident is over. but we have heard nothing from tsa. there were report of a man opening fire inside of terminal three, which was evacuated. are also reports that a tsa agent ran through terminal three and said everybody get down. we want to go now live to a correspondent who has been monitoring the twitter accounts, and social media playing once again a role in another story. >> dell, we have two people that are there that have been tweeting this morning. check this out, this man has put out some pictures. he says people are still being shuttled into a secure location, nerves are starting to settle. and another picture he put on earlier, just 33 minutes ago. security has moved us to a safe location. we also have some other pictures that he has posted when everybody was leaving. he says we are being shuttled away from the terminal now. eyewitness said the shooter had an assault rifle. and he posted this one an hour ago. he sa
. >> the tsa officer shot dead. what was the motive? our late reporting from the scene tonight. and my interview with a passenger, the chilling moment face to face with the gunman. what the passenger said convinced it saved his life. >>> then the other breaking news tonight, the terror takedown, alleged master mind behind attempted plot at new york times square killed tonight. >>> the river rescue, the school bus underwater, their driver injured. what the children did to save their own lives. >>> and our persons of the week tonight, our mascots. we go behind the mask tonight, they put me in a harness, what they make me do over at american arena, not the time to be afraid of heights. >> one, two, three. >>> good evening on this friday night, diane has the evening off, as we come on the air for the west coast we begin with chaos and panic at l.a.x. in los angeles. a lone gunman pulling a semiautomatic rifle from a bag and opening fire in the middle of morning rush. families in the security line told to run take shelter wherever they could. right here in a bathroom. outside passengers fle
. and the t-s-a's next move to keep travellers safe. we now have more information on the alleged gunman who police say killed a tsa officer and shot 2 others friday at los angeles international airport. you can see a picture of him here. the fbi identified him as los angeles resident paul ciancia. police say ciancia was taken into custody after being shot multiple times in the chest. new images emerging of what appears to be the suspect handcuffed to a gurney. you can see that right here. tonight new images of the deadly l-a airport shooting suspect emerging. as we learn more about the victims he was targetting. and the t-s-a's next move to keep travellers safe. we now have more information on the alleged gunman who police say killed a tsa officer and shot 2 others friday at los angeles international airport. you can see a picture of him here. the fbi identified him as los angeles resident paul ciancia. police say ciancia was taken into custody after being shot multiple times in the chest. new images emerging of what appears to be the suspect handcuffed to a gurney. you can see that right h
at los angeles international airport today after a man shot his way through a security check point. a tsa officer was killed and six other people have been wounded. good evening. police say there was only one gunman and the man is now in custody. take a look. this is the rifle at accused killer used. police identified him and he now lives in los angeles he was shot multiple times in the chest. he is in critical condition right now. and these are images from inside of the terminal. people ran, some hiding in bathrooms just to get away. passengers who had cleared security rushed on to tarmac, others locked down in restaurants and lounges. >> thousands of fleets still delayed at lax. and across the country because it's a major hub. air traffic affected nationwide. faa grounding flights and diverted others in the air this, is a story we first broke on twitter. it happened in terminal three, virgin america's terminal on northwest side of lax. abc7 news joins us live in the newsroom falling latest developments. leanne? >> reporter: according to police the gunman was wearing fatigues and inside
on the security officials, doesn't it? >> it does and he recalls the tsa doing the screening at the checkpoints they don't have side weapons at their sides. they are there to trained people and of course there are certain agents that can be armed, federal agents can be armed and local police can be on, the tsa are not ready to return fire. a lot of pressure on them as well. ashley: if someone wanted to jump out of the crop and make a run through it through the checkpoint aree able to get through. clearly they would alert authorities but they just try to make a run for it. >> that happened many times. i won't see innocently. people literally trying to break through the line and make airplanes and a column writers. not assuming they were on, here with the gun, you can shoot your way through security. lori: we era business network. gun stocks are rallying. can't make a connection but they are up 4%, smith and wesson up 1%, the terminal where this happened as far as airline stocks, jetblue and the international carriers. ashley: virgin america, and as you said really affecting traffic going west un
was targeting the tsa, wolf, statements that he made, as he was running down from the security checkpoint to the gate, passengers saying they heard him asking whether they were were with tsa, but we're also told, adam perez, my colleague in washington, learning that there were materials, information on him, that suggest he was looking to kill tsa agents and possibly police officers. wolf? >> the search warrants are being implemented both in los angeles and new jersey. do we know where in new jersey? >> it's southern new jersey, that they're looking. plus there are also -- he's got two sibling that we know of. officers are trying to reach out to his mother and father as well. so this is a sweeping investigation, wolf. >> deb, stand by. i want to share with our viewers some of the dramatic video that tmz made available, cell phone video of what happened as the shooting was going down. >> everybody onto the floor now! on the floor! >> this is crazy [ bleep ] yeah, you too, man [ bleep ] everybody. >> come on, you guys. >> go, go! >>> powerful video indeed. deborah, you were watching it with
. the transportation security administration confirms that one of its agents was killed in the shooting. another tsa employees were injured. police list a total of seven people wounded. it's unclear exactly how that breaks down. the gunman is believed to have acted alone according to lapd. according to police, this individual, the suspect, pulled an assault rifle out of his bag, that's the words of the police, assault rifle, and opened fire. he charged back into the screening area and walked well inside the airport terminal before security ultimately caught up with him. an intelligence officer briefed by the lapd says the gunman was shot in the chest multiple times. now that shooter is said to be in custody. two sources tell cnn the shooter is not, repeat, not a current or former tsa officer, despite reports from other media. airport officials say l.a.x. is technically still open but it's only accepting flights at less than half the normal rate. any flight coming out of l.a.x. or through l.a.x. will be significantly late. officials are hoping passengers just stay away from the airport at this point
and two tsa workers and one passion injury. one -- passenger. brian rooney, what more have we learned? some of the details that came out of the press conference. he is not able to talk yet. what his mental condition was before the shooting. did he have new diagnosed problems that anyone knew of where did the gun come from and how did he get it did anyone know he had it. there are answered questions and more unanswered questions and the fbi said they will build a full profile of cianca as this goss goes along. >> the other thing who took him to the airport. they say he was dropped off at the airport. >> he had friends and room-mates here. i would count that as a neutral fact. not necessarily the person that dropped him off may have just dropped him off at the airport and may have known nothing about this. his friends told reporters that they saw him thursday and he seemed fine. >> i wouldn't read the drop off one way or another yet. >> the big question you said his motive. the fbi saying was carrying a note that said "he hoped to instill fear into their traitorouus minds and he was tar
three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in l.a., but he is from new jersey.
of potential security problems. you probably recall just within the last several weeks, there was a tsa agent who was arrested for making threats against l.a.x. claiming he would plant explosivesen an blow up the airport. also not long ago, there were a couple of contractor employees arrested at l.a.x. for planting dry ice bombs, which is a very bizarre incident. apparently some sort of a prank gone wrong. obviously, this incident though appears much more serious, wolf. >> when you say much more serious, i see what the reaction has been from local authorities from local police. this looks like a massive operation under way right now at terminal 3 at l.a.x. it doesn't look like just a small little incident. it looks like be something pretty serious. >> that's what our understanding is, as well, wolf. we're not on the scene yet. we are on the way from our bureau to l.a.x. but we do have a producer tracey timura who is in the area and describes it as basically locked down. there's no way to get a car into the airport. it's clear the authorities are trying to restrict access to the airport and ge
of the busiest airports in the united states. one tsa officer shot to death. the first ever to be killed in the line of duty. three others wounded. hundreds of passengers were single running in a state of panic. >> there was a guy downstairs, started shooting. one guy fell down. panic erupted and he was setting up through security shack. >> my husband just grab me and put me on the floor. i was really scared and crying. and i was panicked. >> the only thing could i do was keep my eyes down the hallway was just keep calm. everybody was just going crazy. >> here's how the scene unfolded this morning. >> 9:20 this morning. an individual came in to terminal three of this airport. pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners are and continued shooting and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> the gunman is identified as 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia. shot three time in the chest by police and in critical condition. these images were taken by passengers in the airport. right here
the suspected gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia , shot a t-s-a officer at point blank range. he then walked away, but returned moments later to shoot him again. kyung lah explains how the >> reporter: investigators are still piecing together their timeline of what happened inside terminal 3 they don't know every step of paul ciancia's path thru the terminal >> "but here's what they do know. a roommate dropped him off at the airport. he entered at about 9:20 in the morning one of these entrances at terminal 3." according to pictures like this one as well as surveillance video, the gun was a 223 caliber assault rifle, which ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of
terminal three and opened fire. shooting a tsa security agent. it is unclear, this is one of many things we do not know at this hour. whether or not that gunman actually breached security. according to her sources, it does not appear that that individual did that, but also according to deb, the gunman is believed to have been shot and is now in police custody. we're hearing right now as this is still underway here, as you see a tremendous law enforcement presence at l.a.x., hearing from a number of eyewitnesses here and looking, as you can see a couple different boxes on your screen. aerial pictures, right side of the screen, a bunch of planes just sitting there around terminal three, and on the left-hand side of the screen, this is the passenger pickup and drop-off area which has become sort of this makeshift triage area as well. and in the last hour or sore so, we have seen people, as has been dubbed a multipatient incident. multiple people injured. we're working to get an update on the injuries, as we mentioned, one of whom is a tsa agent. sarah richardson is on the phone with me. she is
tsa agent dead and as many as seven others injured. we're awaiting a news conference from authorities in just a minute. but first, let's check in with cnbc's scott cohn who joins us now live with the latest details. good evening, scott. >> reporter: good evening, larry. friday morning at los angeles international airport. business travelers headed home at the end of the week. others getting an early start on the weekend when a man in the terminal pulls an assault rifle out of a bag and starts shooting. he blasts his way where passengers normally exit and then makes it a actual way to gates before he is shot by police. one tsa officer is dead, the first killed in the line of duty in the 12-year history. multiple other officers were hurt. airport authorities say in all some seven people were injured, at least one critically. the suspected gunman is paul anthony ciancia, originally from new jersey, living in los angeles, employment unknown, motive unknown, but apparently was carrying paper that said kill tsa. in new jersey where his family still lives he sent a text just this morning men
-in tsa where you put your, take your shoes off and put your bags through the x-ray or whatever. it wasn't past that spot. >> so nick, what happened here after the shooting? was there an incident? were people questioned? >> basically we were in the upstairs area with the shooter or, and it sounded, by the way, i think i heard a total of maybe eight or ten shots fired, in two bursts, so it sounded like there was just one person and there was no bombs or anything else. it sounded just like a gun, the same caliber gun each time, and i basically, i mean everyone dropped to the floor and started crawling along the ground, just abandoning their suitcases but there was nowhere to go. you couldn't go back because the guy was down on the escalator and couldn't go forward because it was security. luckily i was just by an emergency exit and i just ran out onto the tarmac where the planes are and a few other people ran in the same direction and then -- >> were you actually detained at some point and questioned by -- >> yes. >> what happened? >> i was running across the tarmac to get away from whatev
. a gunman killing a tsa officer, injuring several others. and this evening, that new picture of the suspect now emerging. paul ciancia seen right here in his high school photo. a schoolmate now saying he was a loaner in class. and new information about the family man he's alleged to have targeted and killed. tsa agent gerardo hernandez. his heartbroken wife saying he was proud to work for the tsa. and in tribute tonight, lights in tsa blue as you approach l.a.x. airport. meanwhile, inside the term terminals, remnants of the chaos. the mountains of luggage left behind by passengers ordered to flee as the shots rang out. our coverage tonight begins with abc's david wright at l.a.x., where he's been since the start. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: moments before all this, paul ciancia arrived at l.a.x. like a passenger, dropped off by someone driving a black hyundai. the criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court describes a cold-blooded attack. it says video surveillance showed ciancia walking up to the tsa checkpoint in terminal three, pulling a smith and wesson assault rifle out of his
inside an l.a.x. terminal and killed a tsa officer. three or four other tsa employees were injured in the shooting. you can see some emergency personnel down below. rushing people to ambulances outside. they exchanged gunfire. ground stop is in effect for l.a.x. so that means flights from other cities headed to the airport in los angeles are not taking off. let's listen in. there's a press conference going on now. >> the folks here today coordinating are folks who when they hear those gunshots run towards them and save lives. to watch the command work together today is a inspiring. the people of los angeles are in good hands. i want to thank the public for patience and cooperation and ask for that to kin throughout the day. thank you. [ inaudible ] number of fatalities? i don't know yet. the fire department is rectifying all that information. >> can you explain why the fbi is the lead agency? >> this is an airport that has federal jurisdiction. we have assets here on board. it's a unified command involving everybody but the investigative lead has been decided to be taken by the fb
ran down the stairs. >> a tsa agent is dead. several other people wounded after a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport. an u.s. drone strike kills the leader of a pakistani taliban. and the prime minister of iraq asks president obama for more help in ending violence in his country. ♪ >> there are still plenty of questions after a shooting at one of the nation's busiest airports. it happened near a security check point. terminal three at los angeles international airport, one tsa agent was killed, three others were wounded. the gunman was taken into custody after a shootout. officers. the investigators say they don't think anyone else was involved. >> we believe at this point that there was a loan shooter, that he acted at least right now, he was the only person armed in this incident. >> brian rooney joins us live from los angeles international airport. brian, good to see you. if you would, bring us up to speed for the very latest. >> reporter: the airport, tony, is still mostly shutdown. occasionally a flight lands but there is none taking off. i think a passeng
the corridor. he saw me cowering there. he had his gun and he look at me and he said, tsa? and i just shook my head. and he kept going. >> the shooting left one tsa agent dead and five other people including the gunman paul ciancia injured. there are new details on ciancia. he is in the hospital in critical condition. and we have learned that see ciancia was shot in the head. he lives in los angeles but originally is from new jersey. teri okita reports. >> reporter: authorities actually say that someone dropped ciancia off here at l.a.x. before this shooting. he then went inside and shot a tsa multiple times at point- blank range. he then went up an escalator, came back and shot the officer again. as you mentioned, tonight, husbands driving widow remembered her husband. >> reporter: the widow of the fallen tsa officer spoke to the media saturday. >> gerardo would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. and we are all heartbroken. >> reporter: the head of the tsa expressed his condolences on behalf of the agency. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty
>>> new information tonight on the la airport shooting that left a tsa in the chest. new i am millions are coming up of what appears to be him handcuffed to a gurney. >> reporter: federal prosecutors are filing criminal charges against him. he's accused of opening fire with an assault rifle killing a 39-year-old tsa officer and wounding several others. >> fired multiple rounds at point blank range at the officer. >> reporter: the wife spoke briefly to reporters. >> he would have been 40 next week. >> reporter: a man who came face-to-face with the gunman said the suspect seemed to be looking for tsa employees. >> the shooter, calmly walking down the corridor, he looked at me and said tsa? and i shook my head and kept going. >> reporter: law enforcement shot and wounded the gunman. the note was addressed to, quote, instill fear into their minds. >> reporter: the fbi served seventh inning warrants at the suspect's home. he's originally from new jersey sent text messages telling family he was unhappy and discouraged living in la. >> the text message was a message to the littl
and women of pd for their response to this situation. we have los angeles police department, tsa, fbi, laso and other agencies. we will treat this incident with the unified command. many, many details will not be given out at this point. we will not speak about the nature of injuries, we will not speak about the suspect. the investigation is being handled with the fbi with the cooperation of the los angeles police department. again, tremendous unified response. know that this region worries about its airport because of the complex issues involved with various jurisdictions. it was handled very well today. thank you. >> hold on, one second. we'll next hear from fbi special agent in charge. special agent to talk about the investigation. >> special agent in charge of the fbi-b b-o-w-e-c-i-h. we're working with l.a. police department in respect to this investigation. the investigation is ongoing. i'm going to give you very little facts today, very few facts. we're working with the u.s. attorney's office as well as our partners. i'm not going to talk about the victims today. we still have people
that killed one tsa agent, injuring at least five other people and disrupting hundreds of flights nationwide. hello, everyone, glad you're with us. i'm greg jarrett. >> i'm arthel neville. welcome inside america's news headquarters. this is 23-year-old paul ciancia armed with a semiautomatic rifle, more than 150 rounds of ammunition as well as a note allegedly outlining his mission against the tsa. listen as these people describe the chaos the moment he opened fire. >> two gunshots going off and i looked at my boyfriend and he said, those are gunshots. he was like, run. we literally just ran down the stairs. >> tsa was running with us. they said, keep running, keep running. there was probably another 15 to 20 shots that we heard behind us. we just kept running. >> it was like a dream. it wasn't real. it was like a movie. it was so intense. it wasn't normal to hear that. we all just panicked. >> live today with the latest. how is it looking? looks pretty quiet behind you as you can see from this monitor. >> they look like they're try to get back to businesses as quickly as possible. this is t
security for both tsos and the flying public. the development of a new class of tsa officers with law enforcement status would be a logical approach to accomplishing this goal, end quote. security at airports across the nation will be reviewed on orders from attorney general eric holder in the wake of the l.a.x. shooting. a gunman killed one tsa officer as you recall and wounded two other officers and a passenger. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, is still listed in critical condition at this hour. earlier, an attorney read a statement from his family in new jersey offering condolences to the victims and begging for privacy. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other families, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for our family, too. >> police say the gunman was specifically targeting the tsa, according to a note he had. working for the tsa seems like it's often a thankless
and expected to be killed the man who was killed was with the tsa. six others were wounded. and hundreds forced to run for safety. access to the airport, blocked the fbi confirmed the suspect's identity this, man, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see sh
with an assault rifle. he shoots one tsa officer fatally, injuries another and continues almost all the way back to the airport gates. nbc news, according to law enforcement officials, say he's paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old, u.s. citizen. apparently not related to the tsa. there were conflicting reports earlier. authorities say seven people in all were injured. six taken to local hospitals. ciancia's condition is not known but apparently he was shot by police. authorities at the airport say that the situation is static now. that operations in some parts of the airport will be back to normal but not necessarily in terminal 3, which includes allegiant, frontier, jetblue and virgin america. there have been ripple effects in traffic control system across the country as traffic was stopped, ground hold, for flights headed to los angeles and all the way across the country in new york. the port authority of new york and new jersey says it has stepped up patrols at three new york area airports just in case. but no direct result, they say, in terms of air traffic from the situation at l.a.x. back to
the shating leaving one t.s.a. dead and others injured. brian rooney has more from lax. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk, according to the fbi. paul ciancia was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of friday's gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a neat inside paul ciancia's bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and state that he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith&wesson assault rifle and wounded two police officers and a civilion. the federal bureau of investigation says it will build a full pro
investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners, continuing to shoot and went past screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: two tsa agents were shot. crews rushed to transport one of them to an ambulance. he died the second tsa officer shot in the hand. others were injured the fbi is leading this investigation. >> at this point we have one terminal shut down. and will have fo
-ray machines and tsa was right there with us. and we didn't know what to do. >> i saw one woman scooping up her child to run faster. the suspected gunman 23-year-old paul ciowa a ncia is in the hospital recovering and the fbi are waiting for him to be well enough. he sent a troubling text message to a family member and they found a hand written note describing his intent to kill tsa officers and filled with anti- government rants who felt his rights were being violated. one witness said the gunman targeted tsa agents asking people if they worked for tsa. 39 year old hernandez, leaving behind a wife and two children. dom, bring us up to speed from los angeles. >> reporter: hey, there, harris, we had a photoreleased of hernandez. we can show you what he looked like. he worked here in lax five years and he was a peyafrial inspector and stand in the checkpoint and looking for people behaving suspiciously. this is the scene in lax right now. this is terminal one. it is very, very quiet. and this is the baggage and arrival area. it is quiet this time. we do have a heightened police presence after ye
politician threatening to cut off nato supply routes. >> he indicated anger and malice towards the tsa officers. >> investigators look at what may have motivated the fatal attack at los angeles international airport. >> two french journalists are abducted and killed in northern mali. the same area where the government helped to defeat those fighters months ago. . >>> pakistan's enemy number one is dead. hakimullah mehsud was killed in a u.s. drone strike along with four others. but the pakistani government and politicians are denouncing the killing, saying the strike derailed planned peace talks. >> the efforts have been ambushed. it was not acquired from the front. it was an ambush. we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani taliban fighters secretly buried their leader on saturday, but vowed a wave of rerevenge suicide bombings. some pakistani lawmakers are demanding that u.s. supply lines into afghanistan be blocked as a response. >> the chief minister is standing here with me. they have decided that god willing the assembly will pass a unanimous declaration not to allow nato supply to en
's busiest airport, opening fire, terrorizing travelers and shooting one tsa agent dead. what it means about the future of airport security in this country. it is all "happening now." jon: well, that there's a new push to hit the pause button on rollout of obamacare amid brand new troubles with the federal health care website. welcome to the monday edition of "happening now." i'm jon scott. >> hi, everybody, great to see you today. i'm jenna lee. anxiety is rising across the country as americans experience growing frustration with this dysfunctional website. now the outages are going to become a regular thing over the next few days. the obama administration announcing that the website will be down every day from 1:00 to five a.m. eastern time while it is being fixed. if you're out on the west coast, by 10 p.m. tonight you won't have access to the website for several hours. so no late night shopping for any of you on the west coast. senator kelly ayote is calling on president obama to order a timeout. the new new hampshire republican wants a bipartisan group to convene about the problems with
the shooting and we're learning details how tsa agents respond. cbs reporter with more information from the fbi. today federal prosecutors say they filed charges against l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia. investigators say he was dropped off at the airport before he walked up to the security checkpoint. >> the defendant is alleged to have pulled a smith & wesson .223 caliber assault rifle out of his bag and fired multiple rounds at point blank range at the tsa officer, who was standing on duty and in uniform, severely wounding tsa officer hender the defendant is then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer and going up an escalator and then coming back down that escalator to return and shoot the wounded officer again. >> investigators say they found a signed hand-written note at the scene in which ciancia said i wanted to target officers. he has both uniform and undercover officers spread out throughout the airport and his department will maintain the enhanced deployment for as long as needed. >> to tell you how much we have and how much it's going to occur, i thin
at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for others and worried for them when his own home was robbed. >> he said be careful because people came in my house and got all kinds of stuff. i was told you have kids of him. it was nice of him. >> his brother indicated he received a text that he might do harm to himself. they spoke to his roommate and reported back that everything appears to be okay. abc news, los angeles. >> flight delays and cancellations continue. here in the bay area eight arriving plights were canceled. more than 1500 flights were affected by the shooting and investigation impacting 250,000 passengers so far. passengers flying 2 los angeles may experience delays and should check flight status before heading to the airport. a new details about the shooting suspect. 23-year-old paul ciancia. an unemployed motorcycle mechanic who moved to l.a. less than two years ago and carried at least five full 30-round magazines of ammunition and dressed in fatigues. he had a
morning. >> there was chaos and confusion inside terminal three, as the suspect allegedly killed a tsa officer and shot two other people, before he was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with police. we have live team coverage this morning, starting with abc's cecilia vega, who has the very latest from l.a.x. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here. but police say it could have been so much worse. they say the shooter had enough ammunition on him to shoot everyone in the terminal. overnight, the identity of that slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasing his picture over night. paul ciancia, a 23-year-old l.a. resident, whom authorities say opened fire with a high-power rifle, inside terminal three early friday morning. >> we have an active shooting in t
at l.a.x. one tsa officer is dead, several others hurt. we're digging to find new details about the suspect and what his real goal may have been. >>> and new hope this morning for a family of a teenager found dead inside a gym mat. the fbi is now investigating whether kendrick johnson was murdered, or if it was a tragic accident. >>> and the turnout strong in boston. thousands are packing the streets for parades celebrating the world champion red sox. >>> a disturbing picture is coming together for the man who burst into the los angeles airport, shooting several tsa officers, and killing one. the fbi says he is paul anthony ciancia, and he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order, according to a federal law enforcement official. when shots were fired, people in terminal 3 ran for their lives yesterday. cell phone video obtained by tmz shows the chaos as officers yelled at people to get down. >> clear? on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> go, go, go! >> on the floor! >> come on, you guys. >> go, go! [ alarm
.a.x. and killing one tsa officer and sending passengers running for their lives. >> the guy came in through the glass doors like nothing and comes in shooting everyone. >> who is he? definite a grudge against the tsa? we're live in los angeles with the latest. >>> unsportsmanlike conduct. a miami dolphin leaves the team under mysterious circumstances. allegations of repeated bullying led him to quit. could a lunch room prank have been the final straw? >>> rocky mountain high anxiety. the denver nuggets mascot passes out. during pre game introductions. an update on the mascot "today," saturday, november 2nd, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. alongside maria schiavocampo who is in for jen a and dylan dreyer. jen a, of course on maternity leave. >> the top story. the deadly shooting of the tsa agent in los angeles airport. the 39-year-old victim the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in th
seen that at least of two those that were injured appear to be tsa agents because they are wearing the bright blee shirts indicative of the tsa. one appears to be more injured and the other. it's been difficult to nail down. i know in los angeles there are news reports that there has been one fatality. >> it seems to under kat indicam what i hear the doctors say, they would have been the place the person would have been brought to if they were wounded. >> what she seems to be saying they have one in critical condition which means a life and death situation but not necessarily dead. >> correct. she didn't actual wil elaboraten the extent of the injuries a all del. one is critical and could potentially be life threatening. thus being listed in critical condition the others in fair condition. but she did couch it to say i need to be very i hav very, verl because this is a fluid situation and their condition could change. she previously cited prief you iprivacyconcerns as to why showt willing to to share information. they are being fai careful becae of the privacy concerns. >> as this
fire at l.a.x. one tsa officer is dead, two others wounded. new details about the suspect and what the goal may have been. >>> plus -- more than 1 million people are showing they are boston strong. a parade in beantown celebrating the red sox's world series ti e title, and honoring the city's resilient, six months after the boston marathon bombing. >>> and an e-mail lands a u.s. marine in hot water. he could get booted for mishandling classified information. but some say he should be rewarded instead. >>> an urgent investigation is going on right now at los angeles, because of the l.a.x. shooting. a day after a gunman burst in killing a tsa officer, the suspect was detained after being shot, according to an intelligence source. our affiliate kcal and kcbs got this exclusive video, and it purportedly showing paul ciancia handcuffed to a stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who that person is on that stretcher. video from inside the terminal moments after shots were fired did show how chaotic it was. >> on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! [ shouts ] >
of the injured tsa officers spoke out for the first time talking about his encounter with the gunman after helping an elderly man to a safe area. >> i turned around and there was a gunman who shot me twice. i was shot in the foot. after i was shot i got to the area where the planes were at. and people were coming towards me and asking me, you know, were you shot, what's going on. i was like, and i, all i could think about was, you know, helping them, you know, i may be injured right now, but the concern is really to take care of you. >> that comes on the heels of new information that police visited the alleged gunman's apartment the day of the shooting. they got a tip. but it turns out they missed him. and the chance to save a live by just minutes. stephanie elam is out front. >> reporter: not long before the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport, paul ciancia sent his family messages, some suggesting that he would commit suicide. the family alerted authorities who asked lapd to do a welfare check. they responded within six minutes of getting that call, but it was still too
weapons with five extra magazines like this one, fully loaded. it alleges that he walked up to the tsa and fired point-blank range. >> he faces either maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >> reporter: according to the complaint as he moved up the escalator he looked back at the wounded officer and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him, ciancia allegedly gunned down two more tsa workers. the chase ended at the food court where airport police shot him four times. >> he mad a conscience decisions to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the fbi said that the letter, signed by ciancia addresses the tsa directly and said he intended quote, instill fear on your traitor rous minds. the widow of the 39-year-old father of two who found himself in the line of fire read a brief statement to reporters outside their home. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we'll miss him dearly. >> reporter: this morning, the iconic pillars of light, 100 feet tall, are lit tsa blue in honor of the slain ts
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